To get the best results out of a paint job the following steps can be followed:
Proper surface preparation.
Selection of right product/ brand for the right surface.
Right thinning ratio of paint while application.
Right kind of solvent/ thinner to be used.
Good painting brushes & equipments.
Required time to be given for drying.
To engage experienced and good painters for the job
ORDER OF PAINTING
Painting a room in the correct order will save time and cost. Begin with the ceilings (1), walls (2) (1 & 2 being water-based paints only), cornice (3), doors (4), windows (5) and floor (6). If the walls are to be finished with a wallpaper then all the paintwork must be completed first.
PROCESS OF PAINTING
This includes preparation work like masonry work, crack filling, water proofing etc. These have to be undertaken to get the maximum life for the final paint film.
The surface should be dry before painting.
It should be rubbed with sand paper so that it removes all loose and dust particles or rust in case of metals. It must also be free from all kinds of oily or greasy substance.
Any old paint should be removed from the surface.
If there are any white ants/ termites (in case of wooden surface), 2/3 coats of Kiricide to be applied on the naked surface. It will go inside the wooden surface. Allow it to dry completely for 15 days before any kind of application.
If there are any microbial growth use Biocide wash.
Apply one coat of primer as the condition may be, this will grip the surface.
Apply one coat of Plaster of Paris or wall putty or Wood Filler on the dried primed surface. This will fill the cracks, undulation & dents on the surface and make it smooth.
Allow it to dry fully. Cut the surface with sand paper (wet/ dry) nicely. After the surface becomes smooth, apply one coat of primer again. This will reduce the moisture absorbing power of the surface as maximum as possible.
This includes the steps to be followed in getting the final paint film on the surface.
The process of painting is different for different types of surfaces. To know more about the painting process for each type of surface click on the type of surface you wish to paint.